Do remember that brilliantly gushing and complimentary letter Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston received from Sir Anthony Hopkins when the show ended back in 2013?
It was pretty nice, wasn’t it?
Port Talbot-born Hopkins had binge-watched the entire five series of the AMC in two weeks he said and told Cranston – who played iconic character Walter White, a chemistry teacher who has terminal cancer and turns to making crystal meth – ” “I have never watched anything like it. Brilliant! Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I have seen — ever.”
He went on to say, “I know there is so much smoke blowing and sickening bullshit in this business, and I’ve sort of lost belief in anything really. But this work of yours is spectacular — absolutely stunning. What is extraordinary, is the sheer power of everyone in the entire production.”
But…Thor and Remains of the Day star Hopkins was not happy with the public reveal of his note to Cranston, as he told the Huffington Post:
“Yeah, of course I wrote him, but I didn’t expect it to go viral.
“Some other actor, I don’t know who he was, but Bryan must’ve told somebody about the letter and showed it. And somebody, some stupid guy, put it on the internet,” he said.
We wonder if he was this angry?
“And now I didn’t ask for it. I just wrote this personal letter to Bryan … I didn’t want it to be known publicly, but that’s what happens today. You can’t open your mouth before it goes on the internet or whatever you have, on Twitter or Facebook.”
He ended his grumble with this sad lament…
“I keep my mouth shut from now on. I don’t write letters to people,” Hopkins added.
Please don’t Anthony!